Deficiency and Weakness


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Deficiency noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Weakness is a synonym for deficiency in defect topic. In some cases you can use "Weakness" instead a noun "Deficiency", when it comes to topics like lack, failing, flaw, imperfection. popular alternative
Nearby Words: deficient, deficit, deficiently
Synonyms for Deficiency


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Weakness noun – A defect in character.
Usage example: his one weakness is his cockeyed optimism about everything

Deficiency is a synonym for weakness in defect topic. You can use "Deficiency" instead a noun "Weakness", if it concerns topics such as lack, fault, inadequacy, flaw. popular alternative
Nearby Words: weak, weaken, weakly, weakening, weakling
Synonyms for Weakness

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particular particular deficiency particular weakness
relative relative deficiency relative weakness
single single deficiency single weakness
real real deficiency real weakness
Other adjectives: severe, massive, moral, major, mental, fatal, perceived, crippling.
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